The Dolomites of Italy offers some of the best cycle touring in Europe with a large variety of climbs and valley routes to select from. The scenery you will discover during your rides is spectacular and unique to the Dolomites. There are many great rides and options to consider when you plan your trip, below are few tips to get you started.
If your destination this travel season is to bike tour tour here are a few tips to consider as you plan.
TIME: How many days do you have to ride.
Once in a lifetime trip: If you only have one trip to Italy you might consider reviewing our top rides in Italy list and see which ones you wish to ride. Many people combine the Dolomites with the Alps.
More than one trip. If you have the time, money, and what to ride Italy multiple times you should one full two week period just to explore the Dolomites.
Check out some our route suggestions.
BUDGET: Self guided can save you quite a lot but you will need to ride with extra get, weather can change quick so carrying a full kit is the smart thing.
Guided: I suggest route support but I am not a big fan of group trips with people who do not know each other. The main reason is that someone is always waiting for others and there is a tendency for weaker riders to feel pressured to utilize a SAG wagon. However, having motor support on the route is great for extra gear and mechanical assistance. Most of Italiaoutdoors trips we organize the route so there is really no need for a SAG wagon and utilized a motorcycle or Vespa as route support allowing us to move up and down the climb quickly and safely.
WHEN: The best time to ride the Dolomites to enjoy less traffic is June and late September, July and August has become very busy with car and motorcycle touring. The more popular routes can be very crowded and the passes overcrowded. The earliest you can ride is May but there is a greater chance of poor weather plus not everything is open.
For help planning your tour check out our travel page. Italiaoutdoors Travel Planning and Guide Services
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